Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Midland Redcoats

The Midland Redcoats are a group of volunteers organized to promote the Midland community through national and international softball events. The group was organized in 1975 and in 1977 hosted the Amateur Softball Association Men’s Major Fastpitch Tournament – the first [...]

Kristin Heydanek

Kristin Heydanek started her competitive swimming career with the Midland Dolphin Swim Team as an 8 year old. By the time she was 12, she was recognized as one of the top swimmers in her age group in the Midwest. She was the state and central zone high point champion and held [...]

Tom Kanary

Tom Kanary was the head golf professional at Midland Country Club from 1930 to 1945. While at the Midland Country Club, Kanary ran six PGA Championships and one Michigan Open. He also played in each of these events. Kanary earned a reputation as an outstanding golfer and competed [...]

Andy Maschino

Andy Maschino was an early and major contributor to the development of some 300 to 400 Midland area youth annually from 1944 to 1955. Nearly every youth of that era will quickly recall the Dow Junior Athletic Club program, which Maschino organized, developed and supervised under [...]

Jackie Goulet McGee

Jackie Goulet McGee started her athletic career as an 8 year old gymnast. McGee was the youngest gymnast to compete in organized meets at the time and advanced quickly. She was a two-time state champion in floor exercise (1980-81) and in 1982 won the state championship on the [...]

Jim Simpson

James Simpson coached at Coleman High School for more than 30 years. He coached virtually every sport: football, baseball, golf, softball and basketball, accumulating a combined winning percentage of over .600 for both boys and girls varsity basketball teams. Simpson’s teams won [...]